Quitting smoking is hard. FDA wants new nicotine-replacement therapies to help.

From: The Washington Post


In a blog post on the agency’s website, three top officials said they want to ensure the FDA has the right policies to advance new products to help smokers. “Our goal is to enable greater use of safe and effective options to help those who are addicted to nicotine get the help they need to quit combustible cigarettes altogether,” said the post, which was signed by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Janet Woodcock and Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitchell Zeller.

The post said a new Nicotine Steering Committee made up of senior FDA officials will explore the agency’s handling of smoking-cessation products. It said the agency will hold a hearing on Jan. 26 to get public input.

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